Essonne: These nursing home residents took part in a running race

    On foot, in a wheelchair or in a joëlette, 17 residents of the Mélavie de Montgeron nursing home participated on Sunday in different events organized as part of the 17.89 km of Crosne.
On foot, in a wheelchair or in a joëlette, 17 residents of the Mélavie de Montgeron nursing home participated on Sunday in different events organized as part of the 17.89 km of Crosne. (© News Essonne)

The awakening was in the early hours of Sunday, October 16, 2022 for 17 of the 90 residents of‘Ehpad Melavie of Montgeron (Essone). For the second year, seniors accompanied by members of the establishment participated to the 17.89a test execution contested at streets of Crosne.

At 102, Rolande Devaux took part in the 3 km walk

“We got up at six in the morning to come to the event. It’s important for us to get involved in local events like 17.89 and for our residents to join in,” says the director of Mélavie Montgeron, Mathieu Duigou.

“We also participated in the show last year Everyone in the kitchen presented by Cyril Lignac. For us, the well-being of our residents and their performance in a maximum of activities is essential”, continues Mathieu Duigou.

The group present at the Crosnoise event was made up of men and women who took part in the 3km walking test, including 102-year-old Rolande Devaux, the oldest in this 31st edition.

Neighbors were able to participate in the event with a joëlette, a type of wheelchair for sports that allows people with mobility difficulties to walk or walk.
Neighbors were able to participate in the event with a joëlette, a type of wheelchair for sports that allows people with mobility difficulties to walk or walk. (© News Essonne)

“A pleasure to share this activity with everyone”

For her part, Simone Pariset was the only one who participated in the ten kilometers with the help of Florian Roger, president of Mélavie.

“There was a bit of apprehension, but for me it’s a pleasure to share this activity with everyone,” emphasizes the octogenarian supported by his companion that day, Alfred, himself a former runner.

“At that time, I was doing my running twice a week at the Base de Loisirs du Port aux Cerises in Draveil, I am even willing to get a license in a jogging or even cycling club if the experience is conclusive,” he smiles. the Essonne

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It is the second time that the Mélavie de Montgeron nursing home has participated in the event.
It is the second time that the Mélavie de Montgeron nursing home has participated in the event. (© News Essonne)

The pride of sport until the Paris Olympics in 2024

In the future, the Montgeron nursing home team also plans other initiatives on the theme of sport with the common thread being the Olympic Games in Paris in 2024.

“Each room in our premises will refer to a sport, we will also participate in virtual races in relation to associations of the agglomeration community with the idea of ​​highlighting a maximum of sports disciplines”, explains Mathieu Duigou.

In terms of sports, this 2022 edition of 17.89 was for Alexandre Saddedine. The ten kilometer scratch classification was won by Michaël Simon (CA Montreuil) ahead of the two members of ES Montgeron, Guillaume Porcier and Adrien Tarenne.

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